The Vikings will play about half the season without center John Sullivan. Sullivan underwent a lumbar microdiscectomy Wednesday. He can return to practice after 6 weeks and can return to the field week 8.
The Vikings lost their final 2015 preseason game 24-17 Thursday night. The Vikings played only a few 1st team players. Taylor Heinicke played the entire game at quarterback for the Vikings and was 27-41 for 279 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions.